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Fitness - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

Irish teenager Serena Pierce on making a big impression in the powerlifting world

More and more women are hitting the gym to lift, says the Macroom native.

Fitness - Monday 9 July, 2018

Leinster's revamped pre-season approach built around 'working holiday'

‘In three weeks it’s hard for them to do a lot of damage or de-train,’ says the province’s head of athletic performance Charlie Higgins.

Fitness - Friday 6 July, 2018

Looking for a healthy snack? These blueberry recovery scones are perfect

Ideal for post-workout recovery.

Fitness - Thursday 5 July, 2018

'When playing rugby I refused to walk anywhere - but it's one of the best ways to make the most of a holiday'

Former Munster out-half and personal trainer Jonny Holland on ways you can stay in shape on holiday.

Fitness - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

'I was really nervous, it was a scary moment but delighted with how it went'

The42 columnist Saoirse Noonan reflects on her Cork senior debut in the Munster final in which she scored 2-2.

Fitness - Sunday 1 July, 2018

This sweet potato lasagne is ideal as a post-session recovery meal

Guaranteed to hit the spot.

Fitness - Saturday 30 June, 2018

'I think to be strong, more so than skinny, is good for your mental health as well'

“The fitness trend has gone through the roof, which is a great thing, but I don’t think we’re educated enough, especially girls,” says Kilkenny camogie star, Katie Power.

'Learn to run when feeling the pain - then push harder': Marathon training in the Irish heatwave

Painful lessons from last year are fuelling Ryan Bailey’s desire to train harder this year – even in the good weather.

Fitness - Thursday 28 June, 2018

Turn up the heat! How to train safely during spells of warm weather

It’s important to heed some basic advice when it comes to training in high temperatures, writes personal trainer David Last.

Fitness - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Why staying hydrated is important for your everyday health - particularly in warm weather

Jonny Holland outlines how much water we need to be drinking per day, and the ways we can stay hydrated.

Fitness - Thursday 21 June, 2018

'When I played for Munster, I brought bolognese on the plane instead of the processed food'

Jonny Holland offers his advice on how to maintain a balanced diet while also enjoying yourself on holiday this summer.

Fitness - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Ready to go! Goodbye Leaving Cert, hello crazy summer of Gaelic football and soccer

Irish international and Cork football star Saoirse Noonan has an update on her hectic life in her weekly column.

Fitness - Friday 15 June, 2018

We know the benefits of early exercise - but how do you become a morning person?

Personal trainer David Last has a few tips.

Fitness - Thursday 14 June, 2018

Stuck for time in the morning? This 5 ingredient smoothie will set you right

It can be hard to find the time to squeeze breakfast in, but this will help.

Fitness - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

The half-an-hour home exercise circuit which requires no equipment, just you

No gym, then there’s still no excuse.

Fitness - Monday 11 June, 2018

If you consume a pre-workout energy drink, what should you look out for?

In his latest column, Jonny Holland takes a closer look at the phenomenon of energy drinks and pre-workout supplements.

Fitness - Sunday 10 June, 2018

A homemade granola recipe guaranteed to kick start your day

Healthy and hearty.

Fitness - Saturday 9 June, 2018

Getting fitted! The kit you need when training for your first triathlon, and what you don't need

We got some expert advice from Rob Cummins out at Wheelworx.

Fitness - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

'I remember thinking, 'Oh my God, that's it - I'm never going to play for Ireland''

In her weekly column, Saoirse Noonan takes us through some sporting highs and lows.

Fitness - Monday 4 June, 2018

'Even when nerves are getting the better of you before a big match, there’s always room for ice cream'

In his latest column for The42, Jonny Holland discusses pre-match meals.

Fitness - Sunday 3 June, 2018

Treat yourself to these delicious and healthy banana pancakes

These are great for slow release energy and protein intake.

Fitness - Saturday 2 June, 2018

Fitness - Friday 1 June, 2018

Get out and active! Full body workouts you can do outdoors this summer

Personal trainer David Last on how to bring your gym outside this bank holiday weekend.

Fitness - Thursday 31 May, 2018

Thinking of running this year's Dublin Marathon? You're too late...

Race organisers ‘delighted’ to confirm 2018 edition is now full to capacity.

Fitness - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

'There's really no need to think about this too much. Just go out there and enjoy it'

In the third of his triathlon-training diaries, Ryan Bailey admits listening to the professionals shows him how much work there is to do before race day.

Fitness - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

Fitness - Monday 28 May, 2018

Busting 5 myths about nutrition for amateur and professional athletes

In his latest column, Jonny Holland explains what a lot of amateur athletes get wrong about their nutrition.

Fitness - Sunday 27 May, 2018

Want to make the perfect post-training chicken, potato and carrot pie?

Then this Food Flicker recipe is up your street.

Fitness - Friday 25 May, 2018

Don't just warm up, RAMP up before your next gym session

Personal trainer Dean Merton shares some in-depth advice.

Fitness - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Almost a quarter of the world will be obese by 2045 researchers warn Heavy Warning

Almost a quarter of the world will be obese by 2045 researchers warn

One in eight people, up from one in 11, will have type 2 diabetes.

'It's just like go out and have a huge fight, and run until you can't anymore'

In her weekly column, Irish international and Cork football star Saoirse Noonan delves into the differences in GAA and soccer training.

Fitness - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

Boost productivity and improve sleep patterns - the benefits of early-morning exercise

Personal trainer David Last on why we should look to get our exercise in as early as possible.

Fitness - Monday 21 May, 2018

'The gym is not an obsession, but it's not far off'

In his second fitness column for The42, former Munster out-half Jonny Holland discusses life after professionalism.

Fitness - Sunday 20 May, 2018

5 of the most useful fitness resources to help you achieve your goals

Apart from The42 of course.

'It's an amazing outlet, the release it gives you. Throw on your runners, it's so easy'

First marathon to Olympic marathon in a year, triathlons and rowing – Caitriona Jennings shares her story.

Fitness - Thursday 17 May, 2018

7 of the most extreme endurance challenges in the world

Whoever said ‘Impossible is nothing’ had clearly never heard of these races.

Fitness - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Get out, get active! 5 outdoor exercises to really push yourself this summer

In her weekly column, Irish international and Cork football star Saoirse Noonan tells us how you can replicate her pitch training.

Fitness - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Work your body! Three of the best and most effective full body kettlebell workouts

Here’s David Last’s weekly column.

Fitness - Monday 14 May, 2018

'Rugby wasn't always my first love, but when I knew... I knew'

In the first of his new weekly columns for The42, Jonny Holland talks about his love of sport and fitness.